Author Archives: Charity Apple

Looking for extra spending money? Holiday jobs for teens available countywide

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Tis the season … for an influx of holiday job openings for teens and twenty-somethings in Alamance County, which works out perfectly to pad wallets in time for Christmas shopping. Check out these temporary listings: Alamance Crossing    Seasonal Retail Sales Associate at Kohl’s — Applicants must be 17 [...]

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Uniting for change: Teen pushes for national day of unity

By Kamryn Guye Times-News After being tormented day after day by bullies in middle school, Charles Kolin, of Greenwich, Conn., knew something had to change.    Kolin contacted PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in Minnesota in order to bring Unity Day to his school. And it was a success.     Unity Day was created [...]

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A modern ‘Pride & Prejudice’

By Alexa Baer Times-News    “Pride”: by Ibi Zoboi. Balzer + Bray, copyright 2018. 304 pages. $17.39, audio CD; $13.39, hardcover; $9.99, Kindle; and $7.69, hardback. “Pride and Prejudice“ gets a modern Brooklyn makeover in this adaptation by Ibi Zoboi.     The book centers around Zuri Benitez, a proud Afro-Latina and proud Bushwick native. [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 18, 2019)

Times-News • Lighting of the Green: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Gibsonville. Free, but some events require a fee. 336-449-7241. • Holly Days Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Community Life Center, Elon Community Church, 271 N. Williamson Ave., Elon. $5; this is a fundraiser for the Alamance County Service League. [...]

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Full-scale epidemic: Vaping has skyrocketed in popularity among youth

By Kamryn Guye Times-News The Surgeon General has defined vaping among youth as a full-scale epidemic. Over the last three years, vaping has skyrocketed in popularity, mainly among teens and high school-aged youth.     With a surge of new technology flooding the tobacco and e-cigarette industry, it’s difficult for parents, teachers and scientists to [...]

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Poll question: Favorite meal for under $10

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Teens & 20s recently asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What is the best meal in Alamance County for under $10?”     Zack’s Hot Dogs. Two dogs with light chili, mustard, ketchup, and Zack’s sauce — Darryl Bliss, 23, assistant basketball coach at Eno River Academy     The Chick-Fil-A [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 11, 2019)

Times-News • Gallery Players presents “Christmas Belles”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17; 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23; and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. $11 to $17 and can be purchased at,; and by calling 800-514-3849 or visiting the box office between noon and [...]

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Honing their skills: Studio 1’s 12@1 an intensive acting experience

By Kamryn Guye Times-News correspondent  Youth theater in Burlington is more alive than ever.    With numerous shows and productions taking place each year, it’s clear to see just how much theater productions are enjoyed across Alamance County.    And although acting is a favorite hobby among many, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Studio 1 [...]

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Elon University presents ‘Damn Yankees’

   Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts will perform “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2, 2019, and Nov. 7-9 in McCrary Theatre inside the Center for the Arts on the Elon University campus. Tickets are $15 or free with Elon University identification. For more details, call 336-278-5610.

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Poll question: What’s your favorite show?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What is your favorite binge-worthy Netflix show?”    “Stranger Things” — Mary Lee Hayes, senior, Burlington Christian Academy    “Umbrella Academy” — Sophie Saylor, junior, Eno River Academy    “The Office” or “Parks and Recreation” — Alan Reavis, freshman, home-schooled    “The [...]

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    Teens & Twenties is produced by high school and college writers and photographers throughout Alamance County. The print edition appears on Mondays in the Times-News and is distributed throughout the local schools. On the website, you’ll find some of our stories, photos and more. Feel free to browse around and give us comments, too. We’d love to hear from you!

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    Teens & Twenties' annual orientation party is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Times-News office, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We're looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists to complete our award-winning youth page each Monday. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling (336) 506-3057 or email Charity Apple

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